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PPTA Recognizes First Plasma Collection Centers Certified in Hungary

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) has awarded Plazmaferezis Állomás Kft (PFÁ), a member operating within the Kedrion group of companies, with International Quality Plasma Program (IQPP) certification for its plasma collection centers in Hungary; two in Budapest and one in Debrecen. The three centers are the first in the country to become IQPP certified.

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PPTA Letter to Stakeholders re: European Data Program Update

Dear PPTA Stakeholders:

I would like to provide a status report on implementation of PPTA’s European Data Program.

As you know, PPTA launched the program in November 2013 starting with the reporting of Recombinant Factor VIII data. We committed as well to soon begin reporting data on a more complete set of plasma protein therapies. Today we are able to honor that commitment. Please click here to access the data.

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PPTA Letter to Stakeholders re: European Data Program

Dear PPTA Stakeholders:

PPTA is pleased to announce the addition of public reporting of monthly distribution data for plasma protein therapies to its Web site, www.pptaglobal.org.This data is intended to provide patients and other stakeholders, as well as manufacturers and regulators, with information regarding the availability of these critical, often life-sustaining, therapies.

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Plasma Protein Therapeutics Industry to Convene in Denver

Annapolis, MD—The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) and its member companies, the major collectors of human plasma and manufacturers of plasma protein therapies will hold their annual PPTA Business Forum in Denver on October 13. The meeting coincides with a kickoff celebration for International Plasma Awareness Week (IPAW), October 13-20, a new global awareness event designed to:

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PPTA Staff Honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award

Mary Gustafson, PPTA Vice President, Global Regulatory Policy, was honored on July 24 with the 2013 FDA Distinguished Alumni Award at the FDA Honor Awards Ceremony, “for exceptional contributions to the regulation of blood and blood products, and as an outstanding liaison between FDA and the plasma protein industry.”

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